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Person of interest sought in Lorain double murder tied to stolen $200K

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LORAIN, Ohio (WJW)– The Lorain Police Department is looking for a person of interest in connection with a double homicide last month.

Jerhonda Edwards, 29, and Abril Mills, 28, were found dead at a house on F Street near Iowa Avnue on Feb. 13. Police said both women suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

These murders are also linked to the theft of more than $200,000 that happened in Lorain on Feb. 3, according to the police department.

On Monday, investigators released two photos of a man considered a person of interest. Police are working to identify him.

(Photo courtesy: Lorain Police Department)

Police previously arrested 24-year-old Tyra Parker, an ATM courier and former Cleveland police officer, in the case. She’s faces charges of theft, falsifying a police report and obstructing officials business.

Detectives said Parker told police she made a delivery at a Family Dollar and when she got to the next stop, she realized the $200,000 was gone. Instead of immediately calling police, she went back to the Family Dollar and asked to check surveillance video, a violation of company policy. According to investigators, there were no signs of forced entry on the money’s lockbox.

Tyra Parker (Courtesy: Lorain County CSI)

Anyone with information should call Det. Kurt Graupmann at 440-204-2105 or 440-204-2077. Tips can remain anonymous.

‘COVID-19 isn’t giving up’: With virus variants on the rise, doctor reminds Ohioans to remain vigilant

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COLUMBUS (WJW) — Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff said that Ohio and the nation are seeing more of the three main COVID-19 variants in patients, reminding people to remain vigilant in the fight to stop the spread of the virus.

As the doctor laid out during a statewide press conference Monday afternoon, the variants are B117, from the U.K., B1351 from South Africa and P1 originally from Brazil.

Ohio Department of Health has reported 31 cases of the B117 variant and one P1 case. Vanderhoff said that B1351 is in 23 states across the country, but not yet in Ohio.

The distribution of these variants is dispersed across Ohio, Vanderhoff said, across ages and communities.

“As we move through March and head into April we continue to expect a growing presence of these contagious variants, especially of B117, which, as we expected, is leading the way,” Vanderhoff said. “They really remind us that COVID-19 isn’t giving up, but like other viruses it continues to be more transmissive and contagious.”

The doctor encouraged people to get vaccinated when they became eligible to do so.

Researchers have recently found, as FOX 8 reported, COVID-19 reinfections are reportedly rare even as variants of the illness continue to spread.

“Even in the face of growing numbers of these new and infectious variants, we really do have the weapons we need to improve our lives this spring … masking and distancing until more of us get vaccinated,” Vanderhoff said.

FDOH reports over 3K cases of COVID-19 on Monday

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There have now been more than 1.94 million reported cases of the coronavirus in Florida, with 31,764 deaths.

As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Florida Department of Health reported 1,948,307 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 3,312 from Sunday’s update.

The state also reported a single-day increase of 81 deaths.

There are now 420,340 total confirmed cases in Miami-Dade County and 200,139 total cases in Broward.

The total number of cases in Palm Beach County has now reached 123,520, and 6,005 total cases have been reported in Monroe County.

Health officials reported 81,015 hospital admissions statewide.

The state also reported a positivity rate of 5.95%.

For a full breakdown of the cases in Florida, click here.

FDOH reports over 3K cases of COVID-19 on Monday

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There have now been more than 1.94 million reported cases of the coronavirus in Florida, with 31,764 deaths.

As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Florida Department of Health reported 1,948,307 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 3,312 from Sunday’s update.

The state also reported a single-day increase of 81 deaths.

There are now 420,340 total confirmed cases in Miami-Dade County and 200,139 total cases in Broward.

The total number of cases in Palm Beach County has now reached 123,520, and 6,005 total cases have been reported in Monroe County.

Health officials reported 81,015 hospital admissions statewide.

The state also reported a positivity rate of 5.95%.

For a full breakdown of the cases in Florida, click here.

FDOH reports over 3K cases of COVID-19 on Monday

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There have now been more than 1.94 million reported cases of the coronavirus in Florida, with 31,764 deaths.

As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Florida Department of Health reported 1,948,307 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 3,312 from Sunday’s update.

The state also reported a single-day increase of 81 deaths.

There are now 420,340 total confirmed cases in Miami-Dade County and 200,139 total cases in Broward.

The total number of cases in Palm Beach County has now reached 123,520, and 6,005 total cases have been reported in Monroe County.

Health officials reported 81,015 hospital admissions statewide.

The state also reported a positivity rate of 5.95%.

For a full breakdown of the cases in Florida, click here.

FDOH reports over 3K cases of COVID-19 on Monday

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There have now been more than 1.94 million reported cases of the coronavirus in Florida, with 31,764 deaths.

As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, the Florida Department of Health reported 1,948,307 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, an increase of 3,312 from Sunday’s update.

The state also reported a single-day increase of 81 deaths.

There are now 420,340 total confirmed cases in Miami-Dade County and 200,139 total cases in Broward.

The total number of cases in Palm Beach County has now reached 123,520, and 6,005 total cases have been reported in Monroe County.

Health officials reported 81,015 hospital admissions statewide.

The state also reported a positivity rate of 5.95%.

For a full breakdown of the cases in Florida, click here.

Coffee County authorities warn public following string of vehicle burglaries

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COFFEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public after a string of vehicle burglaries.

According to a post on their Facebook page, deputies have seen this type of crime in various areas of Coffee County over the last several days.

Investigators are following leads and request the public remain vigilant and proactive. Remove all valuables from your vehicles, especially at night. They also advise to lock your car doors. If you have any information about these vehicle burglaries, call Investigator Brandon Reed 931-570-4191 or Stephen Sharketti 931-570-4423.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

LIVE: Gov. Newsom visits COVID-19 vaccination site in Earlimart

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EARLIMART, Calif. (KGET) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is scheduled to visit the vaccination site at the Earlimart Veterans Memorial building this afternoon, according to his office.

His office said he is making a stop in the Central Valley to “highlight the state’s vaccine equity metric, which will increase vaccinations in the hardest-hit communities.”

The governor’s visit comes days after he gave 17 News an exclusive one-on-one interview. During that conversation, Newsom announced his plan to allocate 40 percent of all vaccination doses to roughly 400 vulnerable areas statewide, including Earlimart, Delano, Arvin, Wasco, Shafter and other parts of Kern County.

Last month, Gov. Newsom visited a vaccination site in Arvin, where he announced the Central Valley would receive a vaccine dose increase of around 58 percent.

Man critically wounded in Knudsen Drive shooting

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man was seriously wounded in a shooting on Saturday.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said at around 12:31 p.m., deputies were sent to the 5900 block of Knudsen Drive after receiving reports of a shooting in the area. When they arrived, deputies found a man who had suffered a gunshot wound.

KCSO said the victim was shot while he was entering his vehicle and that he is currently in critical condition. There is no suspect information at this time.

FBI arrests 2, including Stone bodyguard, in Capitol riot

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two more men wanted in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol have been arrested — including one who reportedly served as a bodyguard to former President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant, Roger Stone. The FBI said Monday that Roberto Minuta and Isaac Steve Sturgeon were taken into federal custody. Minuta is accused of breaching the Capitol grounds and berating police officers. The New York Times previously reported he had provided security to Stone in the hours before the attack. It wasn’t known whether he has an attorney. Sturgeon was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport after being deported from Kenya.

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